They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, February 03, 2006

US 'can beat' North Korea

heraldsun: The US and South Korean could defeat North Korea in a war, America's top soldier said yesterday.

His statement followed an assessment by the chief of US intelligence that North Korea, together with Iran, was still a "state of highest concern" to the US because of its nuclear programs - though al-Qaida was the top security threat.

Earlier, the two Koreas announced they would hold general-level military talks for the first time in nearly two years.

The US has about 30,000 troops in South Korea with about 690,000 South Korean troops. North Korea has most of its million-strong military near the fortified Demilitarised Zone that divides the peninsula.

"We are fully capable today of defeating any North Korean aggression and we will maintain that capacity," General Peter Pace said. Read more